for the opening of the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Now that the exhibit is underway, you may be interested to know that the library and the archives each contributed an item from our collections to the exhibition. No, it wasn’t a fragment of the scrolls themselves, although there are a few owned by several seminaries in the U.S. (See related news release by one of these institutions). Rather, along with the Scrolls, the Science Museum is interested in displaying examples of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic sacred texts that share roots in these ancient scrolls from the Judean desert.
So, when you go to the exhibit (and we hope you have plans to), in addition to the scrolls and the artifacts from the caves by the Dead Sea, be on the lookout for the Baskerville Bible. We’re happy to share it on the occasion of this fascinating look into a past that continues to shape our present.